Yep, masking tape to help measure 🙂 The tape is now gone. The lines are balanced but definitely individual on each side 🙂 hoping to get this back half done this week. But I am permanently fatigues and this is making time management difficult.
Line sketch then filling and removing small lumps of clay.
Just need to figure out a way to make the scales look tidier. Okay, managed to use a cuticle stick, then silicone brush and then my hands. It’s not perfect so I’ll want to to a finishing tidy later.
But I have an ice pack on the nape of my neck as it is so hot. Supposedly only 26 degrees but it feels more like 30.
I used the end of a loose craft knife blade to create the lines. Used the flat end of a cuticle stick to push the clay in to rounded shape. Still need to tidy, oh so much tidying.
But I’m on my second iceblock wreath so defitely time for a saline and liquid break. I may need to counter low blood pressure normally (90 over 65 is very common for me, high is 105 over 70) so on days like today it’s a bit not wise to do too much ;).
Sooooo, yep taking the face off so I can mold the back and sides in ultracal and then cast in latex. Then I can slip the cast over my better headcast and sculpt the face, then mold that and cast that in silicone.
Decided to start the back now, leaving the front and fin until tonight as it really is very soft. Even texturing is a bit tricky. Might have to use the smallest silicone brush.
Hmmm maybe even a skewer.